John Herbert Woodruff

John Herbert U.E. (Jack) passed away peacefully on September 18, 2003 at Dunrovin Lodge, Quesnel, B.C. He celebrated his 90th birthday with his family in August 2003.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Pamela; his children, David (Rosemary) of Princeton, Stephen (Patti) of Surrey, Irene of Victoria, Mark (Susan) of Chilliwack and Michael of Quesnel. He is sadly missed by his proud grandchildren; Shawn (Michelle), Shane (Laura), Lisa (Brian), Scott, Ryan, Chad, Jodie (Jim), Jason, Amber and Lindsey and 5 great grandchildren. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and his house was always full of love and laughter.

Jack was a veteran of WW II serving overseas for over five years with the 10th Field Battery, Royal Canadian Army. He served from 1939 to 1945 in Africa, Italy, France and Holland. On his return to Canada he was employed as a Canada Customs Officer, first in Niagara Falls at the Rainbow Bridge. He moved to White Rock in 1957 where he was the customs officer at the old train station and finally in Chilliwack, B.C. where he ran the port until retirement in 1978.

Always a great outdoorsman, in his 70’s Jack built a cabin at Glimpse Lake where he and Pam happily retired.

He is also survived by numerous relatives in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he was raised.

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